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Staff QA Engineer

  • GE Corporate
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/22/2017 8:50:17 AM
  • 2944269
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Corporate Business Innovations
Location(s): United States; California; San Ramon


About Us:
Avitas Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company. At GE and Avitas we are transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Avitas delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industrial inspection.

Avitas offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. Avitas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
Avitas Systems is looking for a Staff QA Engineer to join its emerging inspections business. You will be responsible for test creation, testing a large module or a large component and designing a
feature, set of features, or whole feature area. You will work independently and contribute to the
immediate team and to other teams across business. You will lead software quality engineering
discussions in a limited manner and mentors other junior quality engineers.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Own large sized tasks or small projects and delivers QE artifacts. Manages deliverables
    and mentors junior team members.
  • Contribute in driving initiatives such as defining coding
    standards and processes to ensure quality code is produced.
  • Appropriately reuse
    existing code wherever possible; drives same behaviors across team while coaching other
    developers to improve their code quality.
  • Develop and enhance the test infrastructure and
    continuous integration framework used across teams at the COE.
  • Determine testing best
    practices and principals and promotes them across the organization.
  • Be an expert in
    developing and executing maintainable automation tests for acceptance, functional, and
    regression test cases.
  • Be skilled at developing code for other developers to learn
    from.
  • Be skilled in integrating project testing with continuous-integration
    process.
  • Work with fellow team members to diagnose bugs and formulate
    solutions.
  • Provide functional and technical expertise in bug fixes.
  • Act as an expert in
    the quality engineering, manages test plans and testing methodology for software
    projects.
  • Uses test automation techniques (data driven, pairwise, mocking, test hooks) that
    fit the problem space. Understands designing and coding for testability to produce quality code
    with the lowest cost.


Qualifications/Requirements:
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors
    (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional
    experience in Software Testing OR Master’s degree with 6 years of experience in Software
    Testing OR PhD with 3 years of experience Software testing
Eligibility
Requirements:
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to
    sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of
    individuals with particular skills.


Desired Characteristics:
  • Experience writing test scenarios and executing tests, manually and with test automation
    tools
  • Experience developing automated tests using automation
    frameworks
  • Experience using automation frameworks like Selenium and Protractor
    preferred
  • Strong coding skills with development experience in the Predix stack
    preferred
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Excellent analytical abilities to
    grasp the key points from complicated requirements and business processes
  • Ability to
    manage and prioritize multiple assigned tasks
  • Strong trouble-shooting skills to debug
    issues, determine root cause, and identify coverage gaps
  • Passion for quality and
    representing the voice of our customers
  • Experience with and understanding of
    white-box testing techniques as applied to test automation
  • Appreciation for and experience
    with types of manual testing such as end-to-end and exploratory testing
  • Expert-level
    experience with the QA function across SDLC in an agile development environment
  • Strong
    experience with end-to-end SDLC, testing methodologies and test phases, including unit,
    assembly, system, integration, regression and performance testing
  • Ability to create
    accurate and detailed test-cases and test scripts
  • Ability to analyze and translate
    requirements and development stories into test scripts
  • Strong working knowledge of QA
    processes and methodologies
  • Able to build rapport at all levels within Newco and
    GE and externally; able to work successfully in a large, highly-matrixed organization
  • Self
    directed, creative, driven, organized, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with
    appropriate sense of urgency
  • Able to quickly assimilate knowledge about new industry
    sectors and technologies
  • Capable of analyzing, interpreting, drawing conclusions and
    implementing solutions on a variety of complex issues
  • Adept at building consensus and
    driving ideas forward with conviction
  • Strong drive and high energy; action and results
    oriented
  • Quick-minded; deep intellectual horsepower; professional and engaging
    demeanor; strong verbal and written skills
  • Direct, open and honest personality with the
    highest personal and professional integrity


Locations: United States; California; San Ramon

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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